11/19/2010

The Father of Lies: Simon Mein on light and darkness, truth and lies in our time

Simon nails it: Americans are not stupid...but we are ignorant. How otherwise are we to deal with the fact that we have apparently sold our freedom, the freedom that comes from knowing the truth, for a mess of pottage that includes the following: 

"...we must make the richest richer; we must increase the spending on the military, in spite of the fact that our military spending hovers around 44% of the world’s total arms bill. Yet when we are called to tighten belts, it is education, social services and care for the poor that has been starved.

John’s contrast between light and darkness, truth and lies could hardly be better exemplified than in this morass of distortion, manipulation and naked self-interest."

Simon Mein has written a stunning condemnation of the idolatry of this time and place... American in 2010.  That idolatry lives so near the surface as to make the great lie seem to be the gospel truth.

Read the whole thing HERE. Read it well. It is time for a new year, and a new age.

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